Julie Caine

Julie Caine's heart is in her ears. She is the Head of Podcasts at KQED. Julie is supporting the 2019 Third Coast Conference as a member of the Conference Advisory Group and as a 2019 Audio Doctor.

Julie oversees strategy, new show development, and a vibrant portfolio, including the newly-minted Truth Be Told , an advice show by and for people of color. She helped found Jetty Studios, an international podcast unit for the Al Jazeera Media Network, where she launched Closer Than They Appear and Game of Our Lives, and helped develop The Take .

She’s a founding producer and editor on The Stoop and The Specialist podcasts, and was managing producer for Crosscurrents at KALW public radio, a springboard for shows like 99% Invisible , Snap Judgment , The Intersection , and Kamau Right Now. Her collaborative work has won numerous national and international awards. She believes deeply in Grace Paley’s maxim that you must be a story listener to be a storyteller.



It's not made of Plexiglass, it's not made of fiberglass, it's not square.

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My name's Julie, and I'm a licorice addict.


Third Coast International Audio Festival, or Third Coast, has served an ever-growing global community of storytellers and makers since 2000. An independent nonprofit arts organization based in Chicago, we center people and community first in our advocacy for the medium of audio as an art form. Through our work, we seek to push at the boundaries of the audio industry and support the creators who build our world in sound.